Free Press Journal
  • Where does the Opposition go from here?

    Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh is the only mass leader left in the Congress currently, but he has never shown any inclination to come to the centre. Nor has Naveen Patnaik. Neither Sharad Pawar nor Mamata Bannerjee are likely to be acceptable to the mother party, while Mayawati will find it difficult to garner the SP’s support. The only universally acceptable face, Nitish Kumar, bowed out last year.

  • Indore, Bhopal, Chandigarh cleanest cities in India: Centre

    New Delhi: The Centre on Wednesday announced Madhya Pradesh’s Indore as one of the cleanest cities in India, followed by Bhopal and Chandigarh as per the Swachh Sarvekshan 2018 conducted in 4,203 cities.

  • Mumbai: Blame state government, not BMC, if city is flooded, says Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation should not be held responsible if there are floods in Mumbai this year, city Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar said on Wednesday while visiting various spots in the Western suburbs to examine pre-monsoon desilting work. He also said that the state government, and not the civic body, will be answerable.

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    Mumbai Kamala Mills fire: Bombay High Court grants bail to Ramesh Gowani, Ravi Bhandari

    Mumbai: A vacation bench of the Bombay High Court on Wednesday granted bail to Ramesh Gowani and Ravi Bhandari, co-accused in the Kamala Mills fire case. Justice VL Achilya had heard extensive arguments from both sides on Tuesday after the Supreme Court directed the Bombay HC to expedite the hearing on the bail pleas. Gowani and Bhandari, co-owners of the Kamala Mills compound, were arrested and charged with culpable homicide, not amounting to

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    Justice K M Joseph’s elevation to apex court: Supreme Court collegium asserts its authority

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court collegium, comprising five senior-most judges, on Wednesday asserted its authority in the judicial appointments by reiterating its recommendation to the Centre to elevate Uttarakhand High Court Chief Justice K M Joseph to the top court, rejecting its suggestion to consider the case of others senior to him. The practice is that the government is bound to appoint the judge if reiterated by the collegium. Just to skirt

  • Karnataka elections 2018: Kumaraswamy drops Rs 100 crore bomb which fails to explode

    Bengaluru: A combative JD(S) chief H D Kumaraswamy on Wednesday threatened the BJP saying that if they ever try to poach “my MLAs, I will hit back and take away double the number from your side. If you (BJP) try to once again try out Operation Lotus, it will boomerang. We are capable of striking back.”

  • Dream of A Better World

    We all dream of a better world where there is peace, happiness and harmony. However, when we look at the present world-scenario, we come to the conclusion that certain things have gone wrong and we feel that something is definitely amiss. We infer that there have occurred some lapses on our part that have led us to our present state of increasing mess. It is either our ignorance of the principles of

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    Karnataka elections 2018: Governor Vajubhal Vala gives 15 days’ time to Yeddyurappa to prove majority

    Bengaluru: Never short of high-voltage drama, the Karnataka political scenario took a strange and sudden twist late in the night when Governor Vajubhal Vala invited BJP legislative party leader B S Yeddyurappa to take oath as chief minister on Thursday at 9 am. It was strange on two counts: the communique was not put out by the Raj Bhavan but the letter was released by the BJP; secondly, the Governor has given

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    Karnataka Assembly Election Results 2018 LIVE Updates: 3 hours later hearing continues in SC, Singhvi wants swearing-in ceremony to be defered

    Minutes after Supreme Court Registrar arrived at the residence of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, with the petition by  Congress and JD(S)challenging the swearing-in of BJP’s B.S. Yeddyurappa, Supreme Court has decided to hear the plea at 1.45 a.m.
    The hearing will have a three-judge bench of Justice A.K. Sikri, Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice SA Bobde.

  • Karnataka Assembly Elections Results: SC to hear Congress’ plea against Governor Vajubhai at 1:45 am

    New Delhi: Minutes after Supreme Court Registrar arrived at the residence of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, with the petition by Congress and JD(S)challenging the swearing-in of BJP’s B.S. Yeddyurappa, Supreme Court has decided to hear the plea at 1.45 a.m.
    The hearing will have a three-judge bench of Justice A.K. Sikri, Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice SA Bobde.

  • Karnataka Assembly Election Results: Kumaraswamy meets Congress-JD(S) leaders, security deployed at Yeddyurappa’s home

    Bengaluru: In a mid-night drama, Congress-JD(S) alliance chief ministerial candidate HD Kumaraswamy on late Wednesday arrived at the Eagleton Resort in Bengaluru, where Congress and JD(S) MLAs are staying, while security was deployed at the residence of BJP’s B.S. Yeddyurappa, ahead of his swearing-in as the Chief Minister of Karnataka on Thursday.

  • MI survive Rahul scare

    Mumbai : Despite a superb effort by opener KL Rahul, a disciplined bowling performance in the end helped hosts Mumbai Indians (MI) defend their 187-run target and win by three runs against Kings XI Punjab at the Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday.

  • Is sulking Rahul upset, hurt over party moves in K’taka?

    Though a punching bag for the BJP and despite all his shortcomings, one thing has to be said about Rahul in all fairness – he believes in fair means to an end and, to an extent, honesty in politics. He has been preaching this when he promises to bring a change. In the case of Karnataka, he was upset that though his party lost, the lust for power forced his party-men to

  • Kohli & Co aims to continue revival

    Bengaluru : Their chances of making the playoffs still hanging by a thread, Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on table-toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad in another must-win Indian Premier League encounter, here on Thursday.

  • Tata Steel posts Rs 14,688-cr net on one-off gain

    New Delhi : Tata Steel on Wednesday reported a consolidated net profit of Rs 14,688.02 crore for the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2018, helped by a one-off pension gain as against a net loss of Rs 1,168.02 crore a year earlier.

  • Google search for ‘Pappu’ leads to Rahul Gandhi

    New Delhi : Google may have been confused last month over who the first Prime Minister of India was, but now a simple search for the name “Pappu” leads to results related to Rahul Gandhi.

  • D/N Test: ‘India acted ‘selfishly’ feels Waugh

    Melbourne : Australian batting great Mark Waugh feels India have acted “selfishly” by refusing to play a Day-Night Test during their tour Down Under later this year. “It’s a little bit selfish from India’s point of view because we need to revitalise Test cricket,” Waugh was quoted as saying by ‘Big Sports Breakfast’ show on a local radio station here.